Lead Security infrastructure Engineer

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Computer science & software engineering



Job ID: J-00265100-712

Introduction to the job

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductor-chip-making equipment. A majority of the world’s microchips receive their critical lithographic patterning in machines made by ASML. In addition ASML produces metrology tools and advanced applications to analyze and optimize the performance of the customer production process.
Be a key participant in the development of our distributed data and compute platform infrastructure. Be accurate, be precise and own the specification, design and implementation of security-related features. Onboard, integrate and configure open source or other packages that support the development of semiconductor process tuning applications on the ASML platform.

Be part of this compute platform that is one of the main pillars under the production of the next generation microchips of Apple, Samsung and many others.

You will be working as a lead security developer in the virtual compute platform (VCP). This platform is developed inside ASML to host compute and analytics applications that aim to improve the yield in the semiconductor factories of our customers.

These applications take data from ASML scanners and ASML yield star equipment. They combine this data to real time production corrections and scanner process diagnostics. The corrections are sent back to the ASML production equipment. Failure of the platform has high impact. It would mean failure of the customers (tsmc, Samsung, Intel etc.) production facility.

The platform is currently developed based on DC/OS. In 2023 we are completing the migration to Kubernetes for orchestration and CEPH for storage. We develop the platform aspects in our team. Scheduling of resources, containerization, fail-over and data collection from scanner and measurement devices inside the fab. We have an uptime expectation of 4 nine’s. As a true distributed computing and security expert you will have your own view on such a baseline expectation. This might be a nice topic to discuss during an interview.

Installations and upgrades are automated with Ansible. Other technologies you may encounter are Spark for data processing, Kafka for notifications and high volume data ingestion. Hadoop and HBASE are used for data storage (being replaced by CEPH). We are open to your underpinned input on the suitability of stable alternatives for these technologies where these better suit the ASML business case.

Role and responsibilities

You will be working cross-team as a technical lead for security related work packages. Deep knowledge of cloud environments and security is required. You are able to train and coach the teams and engineers working on these items. You take responsibility for:

•Design and implement the security aspects of the product with the team
•Support on the test automation accompanying every delivery
•Help application developers to understand the security framework
•Make the VCP secure and reliable

Education and experience

Background in Software Engineering (BSc/MSc)

• Knowledge & experience
o Strong software development and IT infrastructure background
o Expert knowledge on security, designing and implementing IT-Security (e.g. Hashicorp, Keycloak, platform hardening, role-based access) in enterprise cloud environments.
o Experience in development environments using C/C++/Java(JNI) and Python.
o Solid experience in K8s, including knowledge on microservices architecture, Ansible and Terraform.
o Experienced in CI/CD, including git, test automation, etc
o Experience in standard compliances in cloud and security domain


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

• You like to solve problems (permanently)
• You are open to Challenges
• You think outside the box
• You can look through the customer eyes
• You have a positive attitude

We also value:
• Collaboration with stake holders
• Curiosity, understand how the system is working
• Ability to dive deep into a specific topic
• Being able to combine the individual elements and requests into a system design
• Having fun

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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